The new Benjani? But with extras?
To be honest I had not felt that Freddy P had looked good enough, and could not quite see - despite little glimpses - what he was offering us?
He was missing chances he should not have and did not seem to be willing or able at all, but whatever had happened to him in the past 5-days or so I am VERY MUCH liking!
Benjani was a player that we always had, and always will, love - his work rate, commitment, dedication etc. could never be faulted, unfortunately his finishing, more often than not, could be...
Freddy P looked, for me, a 'nothing' player - yet a flip has suddenly been switched and against Chelski, followed up against Liverpool at the weekend, he has suddenly come into life and looks a danger.
Ok, he IS NOT going to be a prolific marksman - his shocking miss before his really well taken goal continues to prove this, but I now have more confidence in him and, if he carries on like this, can see what he brings to the side.
In these games he has led the line fantastically well, working his nuts off - putting people under pressure, not giving them any breathing space at all. Running into the channels to be an outlet.
So, very much reminding me of Benjani.
Like I say, I cannot see the guy being prolific but if he carries on chipping in with goals here and there and adding the work rate he did then he gets a big thumbs up from me - and I would say he will be more of an attacking threat than Benji, so have we found our new Benji, with a little something extra...
PLAY UP POMPEY!